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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of May 14, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

The numbers are in, and it’s only mildly surprising — not necessarily in the order in which the films placed in for the weekend, but in how much lower the openings were for two films that opened this weekend. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at this weekend’s victor.

In a move that surprises no one, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has taken first place yet again. Given that its biggest competition were another iteration of King Arthur and a mid-budged comedy, there was little holding it back. It fell an admirable 57% from its first weekend, taking in $63 million. Pretty solid numbers, and bringing the film nearly to $250 million domestically. The film has nearly hit $650 million worldwide, and is well on its way to at least topping the first film’s $773 million cume.

Snatched, a new comedy from Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, managed to come in at second place, edging out director Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. However, when all said and done, both films underperformed substantially, only taking in $17.5 million and $14.7 million respectively, while both were tracking in the mid-$20 million range. It probably didn’t help that both films were poorly received by critics. In a world where critical reception is crucial to fueling good word-of-mouth, the two weren’t nearly good enough to come anywhere near a passable range.

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While Snatched won’t be a huge loss for Fox, King Arthur will likely be a big hit to Warner Bros — an even bigger hit than the flop that was Ghost in the Shell for Paramount. 

Let’s take a look at the worldwide numbers.

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has another great global weekend of $115.2 million, including $63 million from its first place showing in North America for an incredible worldwide overall total of $630.6 million. Notably, the film opened in Japan to an estimated $3.0 million for the three days, an opening which is 15% ahead of the originalGuardians of the Galaxy. In second place, Warner Bros.’ King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opened globally at $43.8 million in 52 territories.”

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday,September 25, are below.

  1. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $63.0M
  2. Snatched – 20th Century Fox – $17.5M
  3. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – Warner Bros. – $14.7M
  4. Fate of the Furious, The – Universal – $14.7M
  5. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $4.6M
  6. Beauty and the Beast – Disney – $3.9M
  7. How to be a Latin Lover – Lionsgate – $3.8M
  8. Lowriders – OTL Releasing – $2.4M
  9. Circle, The – STX Entertainment – $1.7M
  10. MET Opera: Der Rosenkavalier (2017) – Fathom Events – $1.7M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, September 25, are below.

  1. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $115.2M
  2. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – Warner Bros. – $43.8M
  3. Alien: Covenant – 20th Century Fox – $42.0M
  4. Dangal – UTV Comm – $31.5M
  5. Snatched – $20.7M
  6. Fate of the Furious, The – Universal – $18.9M
  7. Baahubali: The Conclusion – GINF – $17.0M
  8. Boss Baby, The – $13.3M
  9. Beauty and the Beast – Disney – $11.4M
  10. How to be a Latin Lover – $7.4M

Do these weekend numbers surprise you? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.